Public Property Injuries In California
If you are injured while out in public due to the negligence of a property owner or local or state government, you are entitled to financial compensation. Whether you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident or any other incident, our San Diego premises liability attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP, can assist you in pursuing damages. These types of cases are called premises liability cases, and we are skilled and experienced in representing clients in premises-related claims.
Liability In Premise Cases In California
The owner of a commercial business has a duty to provide a safe environment for visitors and customers. Likewise, government agencies that maintain public spaces are also responsible for ensuring your safety. If you are injured in a public place because of someone’s negligence or carelessness, we can assist you in obtaining full compensation for your injuries.
Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases. These can occur because of a spill, a walkway in need of repair or weather conditions. In each of these cases, the property owner or manager has a duty to either fix the hazard in a timely fashion or properly warn the public. For example, if a staircase is in disrepair and poses a hazard to those who use it, the property owner must either get the staircase fixed or must properly warn possible victims so as to prevent an accident. Trip-and-fall accidents and dog bites and animal attacks also fall under premises liability.
Property owners are also responsible for securing their property from crime. If you are assaulted in a public place such as a parking garage because there is not enough security, the property owner can be held responsible. In premises liability cases, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the property owner or manager knew or should have known about the hazard.
If you have been injured in a public place, such as an office, shopping center, grocery store, hospital, apartment building, school, ballpark or playground, due to the negligence or carelessness of the property owner, we can help get you the compensation you deserve. We vigorously represent our clients’ interests in and out of court.
Speak With One Of Our Lawyers
Contact Martinez & Schill LLP to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We work with clients throughout Southern California. There is no cost to you unless and until we win your case. Call 619-512-5995 for our San Diego office or 951-290-3367 for our Riverside location.